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ORANGES AND SUNSHINE tells the story of Margaret Humphreys (Emily Watson, two-time Academy Award® nominee for Breaking the Waves and Hilary and Jackie), a social worker from Nottingham who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times: the deportation of thousands of children from the United Kingdom to Australia. Children as young as four had been told that their parents were dead and been sent to children’s homes on the other side of the world. Many were subjected to appalling abuse. They were promised oranges and sunshine; they got hard labor and life in institutions.
Almost single-handedly, against overwhelming odds and with little regard for her own well-being, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and drew worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice.
If you are new to this director, and you liked this film, I encourage you to watch everything else he has done. Read morePublished 23 hours ago by R. Chapman
I happened upon this movie and very glad that I did. Sometimes history is very sad. This story telling of the lives impacted by children being deported to another country without... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Catrina
I loved, Loved, Loved this movie...It's hard to believe this kind of thing went on at all....If you like true stories, you will like this...Published 5 days ago by Angie
Such a sad story about lost families. This is really a story for some will never be resolved. Emily Watson is very good as always. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Karola
A disturbing and gripping story, that showed a lot of empathy and concern for the reality of the children affected. Well acted and filmed.Published 9 days ago by Sue
I didn't know about this part of English/Australian history. So many children sent down under and separated from family "for their own good" Not to say England was the... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Arlene Rogers
Well-acted, emotional depiction of appalling and shameful events in the history of Britain and Australia.Published 13 days ago by L Men
this true store is the most dreadful store that could ever happen to any child. How can they treat children like worthless herd!? Read morePublished 14 days ago by houstongirl